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Member Discount Programs

Unlock the savings on products and services you can use every day. Take advantage of these exclusive members-only discounts and benefits provided through our Affinity partners.

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AVIS Discounts

Avis

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has negotiated discounted rates with Avis for its members. You can now take advantage of year-round savings when renting a car from Avis. 

Collette Travel Service

Collette

Just like the American College of Surgeons, Collette has been in business for a century. As a third generation, family-owned company we believe that travel is an essential part of living a healthy and fulfilled life. It is our mission to provide our guests with expertly planned journeys and first-class service.

In addition to visiting iconic must-see sites around the globe, Collette’s 160 tours take travelers off the beaten path to really get to know and appreciate each destination. Collette opens up exclusive offers and benefits exclusively to ACS members to make your travel dreams come true!

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Medical Liability Insurance Program

The Doctors Company

The ACS has offered The Doctors Company’s medical liability insurance program as a member benefit since 2002. The Doctors Company has always been guided by a fundamental belief that the practice of good medicine should be advanced, protected, and rewarded.

Backed by the financial strength of more than $4.6 billion in assets and a membership of 80,000 physicians nationwide, The Doctors Company offers ACS members expert guidance, resources, and coverage. That’s malpractice insurance without the mal.

Benefits for Eligible ACS Members:

  • Program discount of 5 percent for qualified members with a favorable claims history.
  • Additional claims-free credit of up to 25 percent for eligible members.
  • Participation in the Tribute® Plan, an unrivaled financial benefit that rewards member loyalty and commitment to superior patient care.
  • Participation in The Doctors Company’s multiyear dividend program
  • The industry’s most aggressive claims defense—including an ironclad consent-to-settle guarantee, where permitted by law.
  • Free tail coverage for qualified members.
  • Patient safety programs tailored to the needs of ACS members.
  • Automatic protection against privacy breach and Medicare reviews through CyberGuard® cyber liability protection and MediGuard® regulatory risk coverage.

Resources from The Doctors Company

Advanced Practice Provider Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?
The Doctors Company analyzed claims against two types of advanced practice providers (APPs): physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The study provides insights into patient allegations, identifies underlying issues that contribute to patient harm, and outlines strategies for mitigating risk.

Electronic Health Records Continue to Lead to Medical Malpractice Suits
The Doctors Company’s analysis of claims in which EHRs contributed to injury show a total of 216 claims closed from 2010-2018. The pace of these claims grew, from a low of 7 cases in 2010 to an average of 22.5 cases per year in 2017 and 2018. EHRs are typically contributing factors rather than the primary cause of claims, and the frequency of claims with an EHR factor continues to be low (1.1 percent of all claims closed since 2010). Still, as EHRs approach near-universal adoption, they may become a more prevalent source of risk.

Does Trial Lawyer Advertising Pose a Growing Risk to Public Health
What would you do if you saw a TV ad about a lawsuit against a drug company over a medication prescribed by your physician that you were currently taking? In 2017, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) asked that question of 1,335 adults—500 of whom were currently taking or had taken one.

For more information, visit www.thedoctors.com/ACS, call 800-352-0320, or e-mail TDCSales@thedoctors.com.

Informed Consent Documents

Taylor HealthcareProcedure-specific informed consent documents covering more than 3,500 procedures from 28 specialty areas are now available to ACS members at a significantly reduced rate through the iMedConsent PE application. The iMedConsent application can be individualized and generated into a progress note. It includes patient information sheets, along with consent forms, and is available in both English and Spanish language formats. Both fully electronic and paper-based versions of the application are available.

A free 30-day evaluation is available to all ACS members. The ACS does not review or endorse the Taylor Healthcare iMedConsent product; however, the ACS Patient Education Committee views this product as a valuable member service. Taylor Healthcare informed consent documents and applications are used by more than 15,000 providers in practices, surgery centers, and hospitals, including all Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. Find out more.